The Africa Centre for Evidence (ACE) at the University of Johannesburg
Working together to make evidence-informed decision-making a reality in Africa
Led by Prof Ruth Stewart, our vision is to reduce poverty and inequality in our region by increasing the production and application of research evidence that is both useful and used. We are an international multi-disciplinary team working across the continent. We have a track record for high quality collaborative work with strong partnerships with governments, universities and NGOs. One of our key areas of work is to provide the secretariat for the Africa Evidence Network, via our team below. You can read more about our work here.
Our support to the Africa Evidence Network began on a voluntary basis in 2012. Between 2014 and 2016 it was funded under the umbrella of our University of Johannesburg-based programme to build capacity to use research evidence (UJ-BCURE). Funded by the Department for International Development (DFID), UJ-BCURE worked with a network of partners from across Africa, including the South African Cochrane Centre, the Centre for Evidence-Based Health Care at the University of Stellenbosch, the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie), the EPPI-Centre and many others. Our goal was to increase the use of evidence in decision-making in the governments of Malawi and South Africa. You can read more about that work via our ACE website.
Ruth Stewart, Chairperson of the Africa Evidence Network
Precious Motha, Africa Evidence Network Coordinator
Natalie Rebelo Da Silva